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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Over Michael's Death

9/16/2010 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kathrine Jackson believes the death of her son Michael Jackson could have been prevented ... if it wasn't for the "negligent" actions of the doctor who was hired to keep him healthy.

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During a recent interview, Katherine was asked if MJ's death was avoidable, to which she responded, "It could have been prevented because he had hired a doctor to watch over him. The doctor was negligent."

As we previously reported, Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's children are suing AEG Live -- claiming the company breached its agreement to provide physical care for Michael Jackson -- and that AEG was negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray as MJ's physician.

In the suit, Katherine claims AEG's contract with Michael "created a legal duty for AEG to act reasonably toward the physical well-being of Michael Jackson."

In the document, Katherine also blames AEG for hiring Dr. Murray without  a proper background check -- claiming, "AEG did not provide a doctor who was truly looking out for Jackson's well-being and did not provide equipment."

The suit also alleges AEG caused emotional distress to Michael's son Prince because he witnessed Michael suffering and dying, and "he was put in a position as bystander to these tragic events."

Kenny Ortega, who produced the planned London concerts for Michael, is also named as a defendant.

The attorney who filed the suit, Brian J. Panish, released a statement saying, "The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all."
 


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205 COMMENTS

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76.

Reg    

# 41 You make me Laff!. Another idiot, worth more dead than alive ? WHAT? What a moron. Yea, Im so envious of a pedophile, get a life ! MJ is DEAD! Stop your Effin' crying already. Its HIS OWN DAMN FAULT!

1409 days ago
77.

Tj    

truthfully if he is dead which I think he isn't and faking it like so many other artist to get away. But if he is dead, I truthfully wish it happened 40 years ago because his music sucked and he was a pedo

1409 days ago
78.

Leda_Jackson07    

I can't believe you people, How dare you talk about Michael like that? HE helped the people who need it help and HE LOVED CHILDREN, HE WAS NOT A CHILD MOLESTER, GET A LIFE PEOPLE, I'm sick and tired to listen to your absurb allegations.
Why don't you talk about all the charities he gave? and the money he left on his will for charities. HE WAS THE BEST ENTERTAINER AND A GOOD HUMANITARIAN? And HE LOVED CHILDREN. Whether you like it or not?

1409 days ago
79.

Kathi    

Sad as MJ's death was, the only person/s responsible for it were MJ himself and the malpracticing physician. No one forced Michael Jackson to accept Tx from this shyster.

1409 days ago
80.

LunaticFringe    

# 41 You make me Laff!. Another idiot, worth more dead than alive ? WHAT? What a moron. Yea, Im so envious of a pedophile, get a life ! MJ is DEAD! Stop your Effin' crying already. Its HIS OWN DAMN FAULT!

Posted at 1:04 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by Reg

Like I said, no intelligence!
When all else fails, you cretins always resort to your trusty standby word--- pedophile.
What a joke you are!
Ever think about going into politics, Mrs. Palin?
Your knowledge in the law consists of what your feeble brain can absorb in a single episode of
Law & Order... or is it The Jersey Shore?

1409 days ago
81.

Donna    

Ms. Jackson is a money hungry Bi****. Stop blaming other people for your sons death. Did you ever think that you are too blame because you and your husband treated him terribly. Did you ever think that if you would have got help for him he might be still alive. It was your son who took the pills, I would go after the doctors for there part for writing the RX for him. Blame yourself maam.

1409 days ago
82.

jhowe.    

Ok. Michael died. Too Bad. Gotta go sometime... we all do.
Tragic yes. Now move on. enough about Michael.

1409 days ago
83.

kyle mcpherson    

the mom and all the brothers and sisters,knew the state of Michael. If anyone is to blame, its all of them for doing little to nothing. Now that he is DEAD, they put the blame on others...What about them?

1409 days ago
84.

Tena    

When is his family going to wake up and realize that the only person responsible for Michael's death was Michael.

I understand all about insomnia, but there are alternatives other than drugs.

Hey, might they have considered saving their money instead of living high. I hate frivilous law suits.

1409 days ago
85.

marie    

The whole Jackson family should be sued for bringing so much garbage to us...they are all crazy...every single one of them.

1409 days ago
86.

Stephanie    

Dry up the tears Rose I happen to agree with you the Daddy and Mommie are money hungry always have been when MJ grew up and moved out on his own that was the best thing that could happen still that family whole bunch had there hand out his way..He totally worked for what he got HIS SELF it is not enuff that Mommie Dearest also gets royalties from all his sales now they have to benefit off his death even more... what a screwed up family but then it always has been so know what ole MOMMIE DEAREST IS JUST AS BAD AS DADDY DEAREST!!!!

1409 days ago
87.

will mustafa    

Michael was a fruit cake and wacked out.God got him back.

1409 days ago
88.

bob    

Pathetic. Michael was the family's meal ticket for decades and now that he's dead they have to find a way that he can still support them. May he rest in peace. Maybe somebody in the Jackson family is finally going to go out and get a real job!

1409 days ago
89.

Olaf    

MJ is responsible for his own death. With all due respect to the mother of a dead son, please Katherine shut the hell up.

1409 days ago
90.

Vernon    

If anything happens that you don't like "it's someone else's fault". Someone shoud sue MOM for being a lousy excuse for a mother.

1409 days ago
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